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Spring Frills Ruffled Cuffs Knitting Pattern

Spring Frills Cuffs

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Beads or mini-bobbles, lace, ruffles and ribs! How could you go wrong? Add a touch of spring to your winter wardrobe with these whimsical cuffs. Not only are they fun to knit and wear, but they are a quick and economical project too, requiring less than 50 gm of fingering weight sock yarn (sample used 36 gm). This is a great pattern to help use up some of your sock yarn stash while increasing your inventory of hand knit items for gifting.

This pattern was originally published in the free newsletter from My Sister Knits in April of 2009. It is now available for purchase with the addition of a chart for the lace ruffle and a bonus section on how you can use the remainder of your 100 gm ball of sock yarn to make a matching cowl for a smashing gift set!

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Sizes: One Size Fits All - Ribbed Cuff Measures ~5 in and stretches to ~10 inches
  • Gauge: 30 sts per 4″ on larger needles
  • Yarn Requirements: Any fingering weight sock yarn. Shown here is Done Roving Tapping Tootsees, Citrus Sorbet; Superwash Merino/Bamboo; 434yd/100gm
  • Needles: Set of Four 3.5mm DPNs and set of four 2.75 mm DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge on larger needles plus a set 0.75mm smaller
  • Other Notions: Tapestry needle, 48 size 6° & Steel 13 Crochet Hook (for bead option only),

This pattern is recommended for intermediate knitters who have prior experience knitting lace and working in the round. You should know how to knit in the round, purl, k2tog, sl 1 k2tog psso, and yo. The pattern is written for 4 DPNs, but it could be adjusted to the Magic Loop or Two Circulars for those already familiar with those techniques.

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